Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone releases have been announced at an event earlier this month. In fact,
iPhone 8 models have already started selling while the high-end iPhone X will here in around a month. If
you’ve been getting curious as to how iPhone 8 and iPhone X are different, we’ve done an entire
roundup comparing the two iPhones in the bid to give users an idea exactly which of them outsmarts the
other in which area. Let’s get on with it.
The two iPhones are a lot different from the aesthetic point of view. Look at the two iPhones from the
front and you’ll find them nowhere close. Obviously, iPhone X looks better.
As for the display, iPhone X features 5.8” OLED display with 2436×1125 pixel resolution. The pixel density
for iPhone X display stands at 458ppi. And, Apple is referring to it as Super Retina HD display. The pixels
in the screen have the capacity of brightening or darkening as needed individually in order to produce
images with far better color accuracy and contrast. Besides, the use of True Tone tech adjusts white
balance of the screen automatically according to lighting conditions of the surroundings.
The display of iPhone X also supports HDR videos. There is support for HDR 10 and Dolby Vision and the
videos use them in the native color spaces. This leads to brighter and more vibrant picture compared to
iPhone 8, on the contrary, comes with a conventional 4.7” screen size and offers 1334×750 pixel
resolution with 326ppi pixel density. Contrary to the more tech-advanced OLED display of
iPhone 8 features same LCD IPS display. From the design aspect, iPhone 8 doesn’t come with an edge-to-
edge display rather there are traditional, thicker bezels as usual. There is home button on the front that
houses Touch ID as well.
The old-fashioned iPhone 8 still comes with a home button and Touch ID sensor that can be used for
unlocking the device as usual.
On the contrary, iPhone X features Face ID – the new breakthrough feature that Apple has invested so
much time and effort on. With its depth-sensor module comprising of light receiver, transmitter, ambient
light senor and proximity sensor, iPhone X can record depth data which it can use for face recognition of
the user. Besides, there is a feature that makes sure that your iPhone is not unlocked when you’re just
taking a look at it with no intention of unlocking the phone.
iPhone X comes with a dual-camera setup and the primary camera features two sensors, a 12-mp wide-
angle lens having f/1.8 aperture alongside a 12-mp telephoto lens having f/2.4 aperture. Both these
sensors come equipped with OIS which takes care of your crumbling hands and the footsteps. There is
Portrait Lighting feature introduced which is actually an enhancement to the Portrait mode that we had
in iPhone 7. Portrait Lighting allows you to switch between different settings such as Contour Light, Stage
Light, Studio Light, Stage Light Mono and Natural Light for fine-tuning your images.
With iPhone 8, all you get is a 12-mp single rear shooter. However, as claimed by Apple, it is still an
improved version of the camera that was there in iPhone 7.
As for the selfie-cam, both the devices come with a 7-mp camera.
Though iPhone X is a more capable iPhone as compared to the low-end iPhone 8, but it is also more on
the expensive side as well. iPhone X least price is $1000 for the 64 GB model in space gray and silver. As
for the availability, the pre-orders will be beginning from 27th
of October and the phones will start shipping from 3rdof November.
Talking about iPhone 8, the 64 GB model will be available for $700 in silver, space gray and gold colors.
Pre-orders started from 15th
of September and the phone starting shipping on 22nd September.
So, we have tried to give you a clear idea about the two iPhone release from Apple this year. All the
features are described and compared. Now it’s up to you to decide which of them you’d like to buy for
James Barrett is a passionate writer who writes mostly about tech with a focus on Apple’s products,
news and reviews. Currently, he’s a contributing author at ApplePit.com